21st Century Olympic Doping
Gene editing for performance enhancement may not be the Tokyo cheat, but we asked the experts how far off it might be.
10 Tips to Transform Your Career and Science Culture
Pioneering synthetic biologist Pamela Silver drops some wisdom.
The World Has a Data Storage Problem. Is DNA the Answer?
Within 10 years, archival data may be routinely stored in base pairs rather than bytes.
9 Evolutionary Adaptations We Love
From Dracula ants to carnivorous toilets, scientists share their favorite evolutionary adaptations.
Raw Emotion Grows in UK Debate Over Gene-Edited Crops
Will fears of climate change cause Great Britain to loosen its restrictions on genetically edited crops?
The Cosmic Grapevine
Blasting grapevines into space could help the wine industry survive climate change.
A Short History of Atomic Gardening
Hunger, profits, and Atoms For Peace have driven attempts to alter crops with radiation, chemicals, and genetic manipulation.
The Future of Chronic Pain
For the millions of people suffering with daily physical pain, nerve stimulation and gene editing offer new hope beyond addictive opioids.
Cloning Wildlife and Editing their Genes to Protect Them and Us
Tweaking the genes of wild animals could save endangered species and protect humans from disease. But there’s a risk.
Is Your DNA Data Safe in Blackstone’s Hands?
The Wall Street giant’s big bet on Ancestry.com drives home the financial realities facing the consumer genomic revolution.
We Call DNA a Language. Is It?
As our understanding of the genome evolves, the metaphors we use to describe it should, too.
True Human Diversity is Finally Imaginable. Are We Ready?
Juan Enriquez explores the possibility and inevitable risks of human speciation.
Taste 2.0 is Here
The discovery of a new taste cell deepens our understanding of this complex and adaptive sensory system.
5 Books That Grapple with the Thorny Issue of Genetics and Race
These scholars of color combine scientific inquiry and social justice.